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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What two unions have failed at past strikes?
(a) Textile and steel.
(b) Dock and auto workers.
(c) Textile and taxi drivers.
(d) Teamsters and canners.

2. What motivates the Gunman to move from his original position to center stage?
(a) Someone gets into a shoving match with Fatt.
(b) A character moves to the front to speak.
(c) He is checking the agenda located on the table.
(d) He is told to quiet the crowd.

3. What does Joe mean when he refers to "black and blue boys?"
(a) Members of a certain sports team.
(b) Veterans of the war.
(c) Newspaper boys.
(d) Workers mistreated by their employers.

4. To whom is the first character speaking?
(a) Poker friends.
(b) A church fundraising group.
(c) Angry parents of little leaguers.
(d) Concerned workers.

5. What does Edna tell Joe to do to help improve the financial situation?
(a) Sell his car to a friend.
(b) Get a second job.
(c) Borrow a loan from a family member.
(d) Take action against the bosses.

6. Why doesn't Edna want Joe to wake the children?
(a) They might disturb the game on the radio.
(b) They are going out for the evening.
(c) Because the children will realize they haven't eaten supper.
(d) They want some private time to themselves.

7. What is Fayette's attitude about death and war?
(a) Families should be paid when soldiers die in war.
(b) Fayette believes death in war is honorable.
(c) Death is a good way to become a hero.
(d) War serves no useful purpose and life is wasted.

8. What does it mean to "take a run-out powder?"
(a) Take medicine for an upset stomach.
(b) Take a quick trip somewhere.
(c) Not show up as promised.
(d) Not leave when asked.

9. What is the state of consumer markets?
(a) They are losing money.
(b) They are expanding.
(c) They are stagnant.
(d) They are contracting.

10. What is Joe paying his dues to?
(a) A union.
(b) A Masonic order.
(c) The Rotary Club.
(d) The country club.

11. What source is suggested as proof to backup Fatt's claims?
(a) The radio.
(b) Sports Illustrated.
(c) The newspapers.
(d) Union mazagine.

12. How does Edna react to Joe's attempts at affection?
(a) Refuses to let him touch her.
(b) Slaps his face.
(c) Gives him a back rub.
(d) Welcomes his embrace.

13. What color is the hair of Joe and Edna's children?
(a) Black.
(b) Brown.
(c) Blonde.
(d) Red.

14. Who initially insists that the action of many can accomplish what one cannot?
(a) Edna.
(b) Miller.
(c) Fatt.
(d) Dr. Barnes.

15. What does a main character complain that the talk of Lefty has turned the meeting into?
(a) A church mass.
(b) A brawl.
(c) A pep rally.
(d) A circus.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who helps Joe overcome his fear of fighting for a living wage and make up his mind?

2. In Scene 2, what does Joe find when he arrives home from work at the end of the day?

3. What does Edna think about strikes?

4. In Scene 3, what changes the employee's mind about the new work assignment?

5. Why do the characters assemble in the first scene?

(see the answer keys)

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